Various "If You Gotta Go-Go, Go-Go Now" Go-Go's Tribute Pink/Aqua 2xLP (2023)
Details: Various Artists, "If You Gotta Go-Go, Go-Go Now," A tribute to the Go-Go's featuring colored vinyl (one record opaque 'aqua' (turquoise) blue and one record opaque light pink) 2xLP (2023, Sympathy For The Record Industry). New stock, sealed.
24 tracks by 24 bands / 75 minutes / Double Gatefold LP / Obligatory Colored Vinyl
Josie Cotton/Fastbacks/The Short Fuses/Mike Skill & Nikki Corvette/Jennie Vee w/ Slim Jim Phantom/ The Coolies w/ Kathy Valentine & Clem Burke/ E.G. Daily/ Pale Lips/The Tweezers/Miss Marr/The Heels/The Nutley Brass/Baby Shakes/Natalie Sweet/The 220.127.116.11's/Tina & The Boom Booms/The Chubbies/ Hayley & The Crushers/Transatlantic Bunnies/Paul Collins w/ Marci Marks/Juniper/Caroline & The Yum Yums/Holly & The Italians
Description: "I’m California born and bred…I grew up in Los Angeles…Among the other cultural revolutions my birthplace offered it was the land of amazing music with legendary style and unending innovation…It often seemed the radio was my only friend…That was ok, it was a good friend…I was completely entranced by the music that KRLA, KFWB, and KHJ had to offer…When I was old enough to see bands live I did, but when Punk Rock began to slither out of The Masque and other seedy little clubs my life really came alive
The GO-GOs were there near the beginning…From the very start, they were instantly identifiable and gloriously just a little out of step...They indeed had a unique vision…They may’ve had Punk Rock hearts, but they were decidedly pop-driven…I was fortunate to see them very early on and I watched them evolve into the band that would soon brighten the airwaves and charm the pants off the entire world…They had everything...
Along with others who were passionate about and closely followed our local music scene I was completely infatuated with The GO-GOs...
Their groundbreaking album, Beauty and the Beat was released in 1981…Every track was a treasure, a mini teen drama immediately appealing, relatable and memorable...It finally claimed the number one spot on the Billboard chart and stayed there for six weeks and eventually went double platinum...The GO-GOs were the first all-female band to write their own songs and play their own instruments to achieve that massive distinction…The GO-GOs quickly proved to be an invaluable blueprint and an undeniable inspiration for like-minded girls and they spearheaded a deluge of hopeful girl bands...Pretty much any successful female artist of the past 40 years will swiftly cite The GO-GOs as an important influence...So here I am four decades after their arrival releasing a tribute album to the girls who conquered a male-dominated industry and essentially changed everything while successfully rewriting the rule book…I’ve never lost my admiration and undying appreciation for The GO-GOs and my hope is that they will continue to keep go-going for a long long time yet to come…Ironically “If You Gotta GO-GO, GO-GO Now" coincides with their long overdue induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!
Included in the line-up are a few familiar names and others you'll likely be hearing for the first time…They have all been recorded with immense love for The GO-GOs from as far away as Netherlands and Japan…I’ve been working on this release for two years with the rather amazing Travis Ramin and tirelessly he has helped turn it into an impressive reality…Thank you to all the artists for their inspired and spirited contributions…In my wildest dreams, I never suspected it could be this great…I am confident that those who are blessed to discover this collection will love it as I do and will recognize it as a wonderful and heartfelt salute honoring the brilliantly talented and ever-lovely GO-GOs…LONG MAY THEY GO-GO-GO . . . "--Long Gone John xx
Grade: M (new stock)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A1 Josie Cotton "Fading Fast"
A2 Fastbacks "Vacation"
A3 The Short Fuses "How Much More"
A4 Mike Skill / Nikki Corvette "Tonite"
A5 Jennie Vee "Beatnik Beach"
A6 The Coolies w/ Kathy Valentine & Clem Burke "King Of Confusion"
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1 E.G. Daily "We Got The Beat"
B2 Pale Lips "Get Up And Go"
B3 The Tweezers "We Don't Get Along"
B4 Miss Marr "Worlds Away"
B5 The Heels "Skidmarks On My Heart"
B6 The Nutley Brass "Head Over Heels"
TRACK LISTING SIDE C:
C1 Baby Shakes "This Town"
C2 The Suitesixteen "Speeding"
C3 Natalie Sweet "He's So Strange"
C4 The 18.104.22.168's "Surfing & Spying"
C5 Tina & The Boom Booms "You Can't Walk In Your Sleep (If You Can't Sleep)"
C6 The Chubbies "Good Girl"
TRACK LISTING SIDE D:
D1 Hayley & The Crushers "Lust To Love"
D2 Transatlantic Bunnies "The Whole World Lost Its Head"
D3 Paul Collins / Marci Marks "Our Lips Are Sealed"
D4 Juniper "Turn To You"
D5 Caroline* & The Yum Yums "Unforgiven"
D6 Holly & The Italians "Can't Stop The World"